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Old May 31, 15, 12:35 pm
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I'm going to be in the Middle East for the better part of the summer and am looking for shoe recs. I'm considering these Maha breathe flats from Patagonia. I want something I can wear pretty much 24/7 that is reasonably cute.
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Old Jun 1, 15, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by starbuckright View Post
I'm going to be in the Middle East for the better part of the summer and am looking for shoe recs. I'm considering these Maha breathe flats from Patagonia. I want something I can wear pretty much 24/7 that is reasonably cute.
I just ordered these in gray, love the look and there are good reviews
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Old Jun 2, 15, 9:46 am
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The shoe looks cute & cool (temp wise) but not sure it would have enough support for me.
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Old Jun 2, 15, 10:24 am
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I bought lots of comfortable and pretty shoes from Hotter. It's a UK company that sells by mail in the US.
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Old Jun 2, 15, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by starbuckright View Post
I'm going to be in the Middle East for the better part of the summer and am looking for shoe recs. I'm considering these Maha breathe flats from Patagonia. I want something I can wear pretty much 24/7 that is reasonably cute.
Also check Amazon for pricing. The coral flat is just $27.
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Old Jun 3, 15, 7:43 am
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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I ordered them and they are great. They're more cushioned than I would have expected, and the fabric and traction has been good so far in the rainy east coast weather. The 8 1/2 is a little too big, but I'm between an 8-8 1/2 anyway so it was a gamble. We'll see how they hold up tomorrow on my crazy Moscow layover.
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Old Jun 3, 15, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Also check Amazon for pricing. The coral flat is just $27.
For those reading, there's a
similar Patagonia design similar Patagonia design
, also for $27, but different colors.
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Old Jun 6, 15, 10:43 pm
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How is the arch support? That would be an important factor for me.
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Old Jun 8, 15, 9:44 am
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How is the arch support? That would be an important factor for me.
Amazon reviews from one of the links above said the support wasn't great - that's definitely what holds me back.
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Old Aug 24, 15, 10:26 pm
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I recently got a pair of Bernie Mev "Cuddly" in black and I think they will become my "one shoe" for travel. Ultra-comfy, and easy to dress up or dress down.

I always wear orthotics (due to back problems) and the Mary Jane strap really helps to keep the shoe on. Most ballet flats, like in the OP, won't stay on my foot. They also makes a style "Catwalk" if you don't like the strap.

They run really small, I normally wear 8.5, but I had to return the "40 (USA Womens 9)" because my big toe literally poked out of the end of the shoe, but the "41 (USA Womens 10)" fits perfectly with or without the orthotics.
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Old Aug 25, 15, 6:29 pm
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I bought lots of comfortable and pretty shoes from Hotter. It's a UK company that sells by mail in the US.
I am a big Hotter fan too
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Old Aug 26, 15, 11:12 am
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I recently got a pair of Bernie Mev "Cuddly" in black and I think they will become my "one shoe" for travel. Ultra-comfy, and easy to dress up or dress down.
I've been wondering about those shoes - I have wide feet and am always looking for something that will stretch but they looked to me as if they'd rub uncomfortably. Do they feel like a regular shoe or can you feel the elastic straps? The reviews online are mixed enough to put me off them.
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Old Sep 29, 15, 3:16 pm
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I ordered a pair a few months ago and I returned them. I felt like they looked way too goofy on my feet... but I am still looking for some other shoes - I think I am getting to old to wear Converse Chuck Taylors as much as I do!
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I recently got a pair of Bernie Mev "Cuddly" in black and I think they will become my "one shoe" for travel. Ultra-comfy, and easy to dress up or dress down.

I always wear orthotics (due to back problems) and the Mary Jane strap really helps to keep the shoe on. Most ballet flats, like in the OP, won't stay on my foot. They also makes a style "Catwalk" if you don't like the strap.

They run really small, I normally wear 8.5, but I had to return the "40 (USA Womens 9)" because my big toe literally poked out of the end of the shoe, but the "41 (USA Womens 10)" fits perfectly with or without the orthotics.
You have made me a Bernie Mev. addict I'm obsessed.
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Old Apr 12, 17, 6:12 pm
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Comfortable? try adidas ultra boost and its like your feet is in bed 24/7.
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